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Road pricing, traffic congestion and the environment

issues of efficiency and social feasibility

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Published by Edward Elgar in Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Roads -- Finance,
  • Urban transportation policy,
  • Traffic congestion,
  • Transportation, Automotive -- Environmental aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Kenneth J. Button, Erik T. Verhoef.
    ContributionsButton, Kenneth John., Verhoef, E. T.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE335 .R583 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 316 p. :
    Number of Pages316
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL703012M
    ISBN 101858983657
    LC Control Number97052044

      Recent research from transport data company INRIX into the state of congestion in cities in 38 countries highlights the impact of snarled traffic by looking at how much time and money it wastes. In the US, it found the total cost of lost productivity caused by congestion to be $87 billion. ROAD PRICING, TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: ISSUES OF EFFICIENCY AND SOCIAL FEASIBILITY This book examines the efficiency and feasibility of the regulation of road traffic congestion in theory and practice, and within the context of social and political feasibility.

    Argues that urban transport economists should be less preoccupied with congestion pricing as the way of alleviating urban traffic congestion and should devote more of their attention to the study of policies that operate at a more microscopic scale—the scale at which urban transport policy decisions are made. In , the average driver in US metropolitan areas endured 27 hours of traffic.   Sometimes the cost of alleviating congestion is higher than the cost of the congestion itself. A city that has only a little bit of traffic would be wasting .

    Congestion pricing can improve the environment in several ways. First, it reduces vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and thereby reduces fuel consumed and pollutant emissions. Second, it reduces stop-and-go traffic, reducing fuel consumed and emissions generated by accelerations and decelerations.   Congestion is the biggest issue facing British motorists. It’s often cited that the UK has the third worst congestion in Europe and British drivers spend on average 32 hours every year stuck in traffic. Introducing road pricing has been mooted as a crucial approach to reducing congestion in the UK for several years.


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this book provides a comprehensive and timely discussion of the relationships between road pricing and congestion costs. -- Brian Graham, Local Environment a valuable Road pricing to the literature on the subject gives considerable emphasis to practical aspects of the debate and alternatives to this raft of : $ This book examines the efficiency and feasibility of the regulation of road traffic congestion in theory and practice, and within the context of social and political feasibility.

As long ago as the s it was recognized that road pricing offered an efficient means of handling congested road traffic flows. Road Pricing, Traffic Congestion and the Environment. Edited by Kenneth Button and Erik Verhoef (). in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing. Abstract: This important and timely book will become an essential reference source for policymakers at the national and local level as well as academics and postgraduate students interested in transport economics and environmental by: Kenneth Button & Erik Verhoef (ed.), "Road Pricing, Traffic Congestion and the Environment," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook TY - BOOK.

T1 - Road Pricing, Traffic Congestion and the Environment. A2 - Button, K. A2 - Verhoef, E.T. PY - Y1 - M3 - Book editingCited by: Road pricing is assumed to be able to solve many problems simultaneously -- congestion control, pollution reduction, and investment financing.

This volume assembles and assesses theoretical knowledge, empirical results and experiences of actual road pricing. Traffic congestion from vehicles results in a significant time burden across the globe.

In the United States in it was estimated Road pricing congestion caused Americans living in urban area to travel an extra billion hours and consequently consume an extra billions of gallons of fuel, a problem which has grown significantly worse in the last 30 years. 84 These costs, which are passed on.

Extending the schedule of the congestion charge in the early evening increases bike-sharing use in the affected time window by 12%. The impact of the policy on bike-sharing use mainly occurs through the reduction of road traffic congestion, which makes cycling safer and more pleasant.

If you reside in an urban area, chances are you already know the effects of traffic jams. What you may not know, however, is the extent of the effects traffic congestion can have. These effects have a significant impact on your personal life, safety, future and the environment as a whole.

What is Congestion. Traffic congestion usually occurs when there are too many cars for the available road. By providing accurate data around where and when traffic build-up occurs, cities can work to find better ways to direct or alleviate this congestion. On top of having and using this information to have a direct effect on traffic, cities can do more.

They can build noise barriers in high traffic areas, reducing their effect on the surrounding area. Read the full-text online edition of Road Pricing, Traffic Congestion and the Environment: Issues of Efficiency and Social Feasibility ().

Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Road Pricing, Traffic Congestion and the. This essential two-volume collection contains the most influential articles written over the past eight decades that contribute to an understanding of the economics of traffic congestion.

The first volume explores the classic contributions on congestion and road pricing and includes papers in dynamic models and second-best congestion pricing. Road pricing, traffic congestion and the environment: issues of efficiency and social feasibility /​ edited by Kenneth J.

Button, Erik T. Verhoef. Traffic congestion is a condition on transport that is characterised by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular c congestion on urban road networks has become increasingly problematic since the s.

When traffic demand is great enough that the interaction between vehicles slows the speed of the traffic stream, this results in some congestion.

Road pricing, where motorists pay for driving on specific roads, is an instrument that may efficiently reduce the negative impacts. But despite technological development and the efforts of the EU, it is still not widely used. Apparently, more research-based knowledge about the positive and negative consequences of road pricing is required.

Many Americans spend frustrating hours each year stuck in congested traffic, a situation that costs the country billions of dollars annually and influences people's decisions about where to live and work. As traffic has risen dramatically over the past. Congestion pricing or congestion charges is a system of surcharging users of public goods that are subject to congestion through excess demand, such as through higher peak charges for use of bus services, electricity, metros, railways, telephones, and road pricing to reduce traffic congestion; airlines and shipping companies may be charged higher fees for slots at airports and through canals.

This book on road traffic congestion in cities and suburbs describes congestion problems and shows how they can be relieved. The first part (Chapters 1 - 3) shows how congestion reflects transportation technologies and settlement patterns. The second part (Chapters 4 - 13) describes the causes, characteristics, and consequences of congestion.

Road pricing, traffic congestion and the environment: issues of efficiency and social feasibility. This important and timely book will become an essential reference source for policymakers at the national and local level as well as academics and postgraduate students interested in transport traffic congestion and the environment.

Road traffic congestion is recognized as a growing and important urban ill. It occurs in different contexts, takes on many faces and is caused by a variety of processes.

It affects both work trips and non-work trips, both passengers and goods flow. It affects the quality of life and the competitiveness of a region. It is an additional cost that arises in the forms of delay, environmental. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Theory and Practice Before and After Pigou --Road pricing in practice / David M.

Levinson --Congestion pricing and road investment / Timothy D. Hau --Recent developments in the bottleneck model / Richard Arnott, Andre de Palma, Robin Lindsey --Efficiency Aspects and Second.Pollution: One of the most destructive effects of traffic congestion is its impact on the environment.

Despite the growing number of hybrid (mix type) vehicles on the road, cars stopped in traffic still produce a large volume of harmful carbon emissions while signal is red.This book on road traffic congestion in cities and suburbs describes congestion problems and shows how they can be relieved.

The first part (Chapters ) shows how congestion reflects.